Committees of Council

Standing Committees

Standing Committees of Council are established by the Mayor in December of each year for the proceeding year, for matters that the Mayor considers would be best dealt with by committee. At least half of the members of standing committees must be Council members, therefore up to half of the members may be non-Council members. The Mayor appoints persons to these committees for a 1-year term.

Select Committees

Select Committees of Council may be established and appointed by Council at any time to consider or inquire into any matter and report its findings and opinions to the Council. At least one member of a select committee must be a Council member.

Joint Committees

Joint Committees are Select Committees that are jointly administrated by the Village of Pemberton and another government.

Winds of Change Committee

The Winds of Change Steering Committee meets a minimum of four times per year and is responsible for ensuring the ongoing implementation of the recommendations of the 2004 Winds of Change report.  The committee also provides ongoing evaluation and communication of initiatives undertaken to implement the Winds of Change report.

Committee Terms of Reference - Amended December 2009

Advisory Land Use Commission

The Village of Pemberton recently adopted an Advisory Planning Commissions Bylaw that established two distinct Advisory Planning Commissions know as: the "Advisory Land Use Commission" (ALUC) and the "Advisory Design Review Commission" (ADRC). These new Advisory Planning Commissions are intended to replace the Advisory Land Use Commitee and Advisory Design Review Committee, respectively.  View the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw.


The main function of the ALUC was to provide information on public opinion in relation to, and to advise with, integrated planning. Issues that were considered included land use, community planning, growth-related matters and other issues which may ultimately affect the quality of life for present and future residents of the area.

Current Commission Members: Niki Vankerk (Chair), Kirsten Mcleod (Vice Chair), Amica Antonelli, Annie Miller, Kathy Jenkins, Richard Nott

Advisory Design Review Commission

February 2009 - The Village of Pemberton adopted an Advisory Planning Commissions Bylaw that established two distinct Advisory Planning Commissions know as: the "Advisory Land Use Commission" and the "Advisory Design Review Commission".

The main function of the Advisory Design Review Commission (ADRC) is to provide Council and Municipal Staff with advice regarding the site planning, building design, and landscape elements of commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential development proposals.

The ADRC considered and reviewed projects, applications and items referred by Council, as noted:

  • development permit applications;·
  • reports and policy analysis related to development permit applications and development permit guidelines;
  • planning and design studies;
  • review of official documents such as the Official Community Plan, Village Vision, or Zoning Bylaw;
  • rezoning applications that require early design review;
  • or any other matters referred by Council.

Current Commission Members: Tracey Napier, Saad Hasan, Woody Bishop, Bob Adams, Caroline McBain, Nicole Brink

Emergency Planning & Operations Committee

The Village of Pemberton Emergency Measures Bylaw No. 539, 2004 establishes that the Village must have an Emergency Planning & Operations Committee. The role of the Committee is to facilitate emergency preparedness, response and recovery measures for the Village of Pemberton. Membership on the Committee as established in the bylaw includes one member of Council, the CAO, Emergency Program Coordinator, Departments heads or their designate and other members that Council may determine. The meeting schedule is determined by the Committee.

Members of the Emergency Planning & Operations Committee:

  • Councillor Jennie Helmer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Fire Chief or designate
  • Manager of Operations & Development Services or designate
  • Manager of Finance or designate
  • Emergency Program Coordinator